Estate Jewelry Collection in San Luis Obispo

Not every shop with an estate jewelry collection can be considered an estate jeweler. Anyone can sell these jewelry pieces. However, it takes a particular skill to understand these vintage and antique jewelry pieces.

When shopping for antique jewelry, it is important to know about the condition. Has the jewelry been kept in good shape? Is the jewelry suitable for every day wear? Only an expert can answer these questions.

Additionally, it’s essential to do your research before buying. Our staff can help you decipher whether a piece is authentic or a reproduction. Furthermore, we can help you identify any wear issues or potential work that’s already been completed.

Whether you love the look of art deco styles, or perhaps dream of a Victorian era engagement ring, we can help. Maybe art nouveau or Georgian design tickle your fancy? Please tell us what you’re looking for, we can source it.

We recommend doing your research before shopping. That is to say, take some time to search the internet. Visit Pinterest or Instagram to decide what styles you most enjoy. Collect photos of jewelry that speaks to you. We will source the perfect piece to fit the bill.

Antique Jewelry

The term antique refers to anything that is 100 years old or more. In this case, Georgian, Victorian Edwardian, and many Art Deco pieces qualify. Some of these pieces are suitable for frequent wear. Some should only be for special occasions.

It’s important to learn about each piece and how it should be worn. A gemologist or applied jewelry professional can advise how to best care for antique jewelry pieces.

Vintage Jewelry

Serengeti West doesn’t just offer antique jewelry. We’re also proud to offer many pieces of vintage jewelry. Because we offer consignment services, our collection of jewelry changes frequently.

Please note that “vintage” refers to anything 20 years or older. Pieces from the 1990s (or earlier) now qualify as vintage.

Serengeti West Fine Jewelers

Serengeti West has been serving San Luis Obispo County since 1985. Located minutes from Cal Poly, the store is a short drive from popular tourist destinations such as Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, and the popular central coast wine region Edna Valley.

When planning your visit to our store, be sure to visit Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. The mission is located just down Monterey Street. Are you visiting us on a Thursday? Don’t miss the famous farmer’s market, held one block away on Higuera Street.

Additionally, our custom design capabilities allow us to recreate any style. We can make a brand new piece with the vintage design you love. The sky is the limit, as we not only work with multiple jewelry brokers but also make custom design in-house.

Visit us at our downtown SLO shop to see our ever-changing collection of estate pieces in person. Our address is 951 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo. Contact us at any time with your questions. We’re happy to help!